The last sunset of 2020.
The last sunset of 2020.
Its been a while since I’ve gone for a walk, just me and my camera.
This morning I went for a wander round Callow End, across the Old Hills and round St Cloud.
Our house has been very quiet for the last three or four weeks, but no more …
An eight week old English Springer Spaniel puppy is impossible to ignore and raises the energy levels to a new height.
While the sun was out this afternoon I had a play with my Lensbaby Velvet 28 and Velvet85 in the garden. The caterpillars have destroyed the leaves on the radish and I wanted to get some shots of the basil flowers.
The basil flowers were covered in bees and I’ve included the best shot of the day.
We explored some different paths along our usual route round the Old Hills this morning. The countryside is beautiful and we so often fail to appreciate what’s on our doorstep.
My favourite lens is my Lensbaby Velvet 56. I love the glow it creates, especially when wide open and as its a macro lens it lets me get really close to my subjects. I’ve been playing with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 over the last few weeks. The longer focal length means i don’t have to get so close to get images I love. I spent some time today crouching on the lawn trying to capture the little flowers hidden between the blades of grass.
I was playing with my Lensbaby Velvet 85 in the greenhouse. The vegetable flowers are so pretty.
I’ve had fun over the last few months exploring new running routes and discovering some of the local footpaths. One takes me from the Old Hills over a hill and down to Jennett Tree Lane. At the top of the hill there are great views of Worcester and the Malvern Hills. Today we had a wander up there with the dogs and my camera. Hope you like the views as much as I do.
We were out earlier than usual for a weekend, we wanted to be back for the rugby. It was still dark when we left the house but I took my camera bag in the hope I’d get a good sunrise shot. I was after a “Landscape” shot for my Project 52. I was hoping to get the Malvern Hills in the reflected light of the sunrise. I started out with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 on my camera but swathed to the Velvet 56 about half way round.
I didn’t get the shot I wanted but I was pleased with the shots of Kempsey, across the river and the telegraph poles stretching into the distance. So many times I’ve wished they weren’t there!
When we went further round the Hills to the western side, facing the Malvern Hills the cloud was clinging to the top but the sun hadn’t risen enough to illuminate them. I still got some interesting shots, what do you think?
Memory can play tricks on you. My neighbour had a great, colourful display of sweet peas which for some reason brought back memories of my grandpa growing them. I don’t know where that one came from as I remember some things about his garden really clearly, the strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, the greenhouse and the hen run.
Anyway, I got some shots of George’s sweet peas using my lensbaby velvets. I hope you enjoy them.
We’ve got some new members in the circle this month so please make sure you follow the links to complete the circle. You see some fantastic shots by some great photographers, next up is Janet Broughton